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Monitoring yeshivas like ‘Whack-a-Mole’ says child safeguarding expert

August 13, 2020
Monitoring yeshivas like ‘Whack-a-Mole’ says child safeguarding expert

The lead official tasked with scrutinising the safeguarding of children by public bodies in Hackney has told The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse this week that a systemic culture of resistance is preventing authorities from regulating numerous yeshivas in the London borough.

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Liverpool City Council to examine why minority ethnic children experience diminished school choices

August 1, 2020
Liverpool City Council to examine why minority ethnic children experience diminished school choices

Liverpool's school systems in one of the most religiously selective in Britain and its City Council is to now investigate ways that local admission policies disadvantage children from ethnic minority backgrounds.

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Sexuality education under threat from disinformation campaigns, warns Council of Europe chief

July 22, 2020
Sexuality education under threat from disinformation campaigns, warns Council of Europe chief

The Council of Europe’s Commissioner on Human Rights has warned that sexuality education in schools across Europe, including the UK, is under serious threat from the rise of 'disinformation campaigns'.

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Ofsted issues fresh illegal schools warning

July 17, 2020
Ofsted issues fresh illegal schools warning

Ofsted has warned this week that thousands of children in England continue to languish in illegally unregistered schools and affirmed its hope that the Government would soon ensure it is given greater powers to deal with the problem.

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US Supreme Court denies employment protections to faith school teachers

July 10, 2020
US Supreme Court denies employment protections to faith school teachers

The employment protections at faith-based organisations across the United States have received a major blow this week following a majority ruling by the US Supreme Court which finds that two former Catholic school teachers are unable to pursue employment discrimination claims against their former employer.

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